15 Apr GE Healthcare, Brigham and Women’s Hospital ink imaging research deal
BOSTON, MA AND CHALFONT ST. GILES, UK — GE Healthcare has signed a research agreement with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston expected to establish a long-term collaboration toward treating oncologic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases through Positron Emission Tomography, or PET. The deal aims to use GE’s Molecular Minaging research, transitioning discoveries into the clinical environment at the hopspital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
“Collaborations of this caliber are direct investments in the future of healthcare,” according to Terri Bresenham, vice president of the GE Healthcare Molecular Imaging business. “Brigham and Women’s world-class patient care, in conjunction with their stellar research and clinical-trial track record, make them an optimal partner in discovering new MI technologies to diagnose and treat disease.”
Hospital and GE clinicians and scientists from plan to use the tools of molecular imaging and radiopharmaceutical development to develop personalized approaches to diagnose and manage of patients with oncologic, neurologic and cardiovascular diseases. The collaboration creates “unlimited potential to improve the care of patients,” stated Dr. Steven Seltzer, chairman of the hospital’s Department of Radiology.
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